Retelling of Shiri Badat

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Transcription and free English translation of the recording of Raja Jamsheed Ali Khan, a speaker of Srinagar Burushaski, reciting the story of Shiri Badat. Shiri Badat was a legendary king of Gilgit who is claimed to have been very cruel and a cannibal who ate human babies. The story gives an account of how Shiri Badat's minister allied with a Persian prince, who married Shiri Badat's daughter, to have him killed. Khan claims that his ancestors are the progeny of the marriage between the Persian prince and Shiri Badat's daugher, whose name was Shamligas.

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26 p. ; 28 cm.

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Munshi, Sadaf 2016.

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Transcription and free English translation of the recording of Raja Jamsheed Ali Khan, a speaker of Srinagar Burushaski, reciting the story of Shiri Badat. Shiri Badat was a legendary king of Gilgit who is claimed to have been very cruel and a cannibal who ate human babies. The story gives an account of how Shiri Badat's minister allied with a Persian prince, who married Shiri Badat's daughter, to have him killed. Khan claims that his ancestors are the progeny of the marriage between the Persian prince and Shiri Badat's daugher, whose name was Shamligas.

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26 p. ; 28 cm.

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Burushaski Language Resource

Recordings of oral literature from different, significantly threatened, regional varieties of Burushaski spoken in Hunza, Nagar, and Yasin valleys in Pakistan and Srinagar in India. Included are audio and video recordings; fieldwork notes; photographs; and transcriptions, translations, and analyses of selected texts.

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The Computational Resource for South Asian Languages (CoRSAL) is a digital archive for source audio, video, and text on the minority languages of South Asia.

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Munshi, Sadaf. Retelling of Shiri Badat, text, 2016; (https://digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc967339/: accessed March 2, 2024), University of North Texas Libraries, UNT Digital Library, https://digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT College of Information.

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